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JAY-Z drops "Adnis" music video

Mahershala Ali stars as a boxer, pensive while still practicing punches.

It's easy to forget considering all the stunning visuals that have come out of JAY-Z's 4:44 era, but the very first tease of the album came via a commercial that aired during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The 45-second black-and-white clip featured newcomer Mahershala Ali beating a punching bag as veteran actor Danny Glover held it in place for him. (And though actress Lupita Nyong'o's name appeared in the credits, we didn't see her until she starred in another 4:44 promo titled "MaNyfaCedGod.")

Today, fans get to see the finished aforementioned project as JAY-Z dropped the full video for "Adnis" on TIDAL, giving us an extended view of Ali, pensive while still practicing punches.

Watch the music videos for "The Story of O.J.," "4:44," and "Bam."

Watch the "Footnotes" for "The Story of O.J.," "4:44," and "Kill Jay Z."

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